Haiku: Energy Fountains

blue whippet walking through spring grass

spring greens
nature’s energy fountains
sparkle in the breeze

© Xenia Tran

black whippet running through spring grass

Happy Friday everyone and we wish you all a wonderful weekend!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Action, 1/400 s and 1/800 s.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

Daily Prompt: Infuse

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

'Inner Man' sculpture on Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail

Near the forest of Inshriach lies a trail of sculptures made from fallen caledonian pine. Frank Bruce was a self-taught artist who wanted his art to be accessible to all. The state of decay is intentional. He wanted his sculptures to naturally return to the earth from which they came.

the wind echoes
inside a walled garden
thoughtful trees

© Xenia Tran

Blue whippet next to 'The Archetype' sculpture on Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail

As a child Frank preferred to be outside rather than be stuck at school. He was more interested in the beauty and wisdom of nature. He has left us a gift that leaves a lasting impression, even though the lifespan of his art is temporary. In this peaceful natural setting some of his sculptures ask deep questions which are timeless.

trees of thought
a trail for meditation
above the river

© Xenia Tran

'Two Patriots' sculptures on Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail

Part of the 'Third World' group of sculptures on Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail

The Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail is situated at Feshie Bridge in the Cairngorms National Park, about eight miles from Aviemore.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

Daily Prompt: Impression

Carpe Diem Haiku Universal Jane #17: Fragment and Phrase

dVerse Haibun Monday #38, Kintsugi: The Art Of Broken Pieces

 

Haiku: Bird Song

 

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full of blossom
the song of a blackbird
echoes the wind

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet walking in walled garden full of blossom

 

With love to you all from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/200 s.

 

Carpe Diem Universal Jane #17: Fragment And Phrase

 

Quadrille: Interpretive Dance

cairns along the river

a familiar song
echoes between these stones,
these roots of trees

sounds of laughter
curl between these cairns,
the shoots of spring grass

this music of life
stretches with delight
across the muddy meadow

nature tunes
this grateful dance,
the joy in my heart

© Xenia Tran

black whippet running through spring grass

Happy Monday dear friends, we wish you all a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: iA, 1/200 s and Action, 1/800 s.

 

dVerse Poets Quadrille #33: Sound Off!

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

Daily Prompt: Radiate

 

Haibun: Jewels In The Sand

black whippet by a tidal lagoon

It is that time of year when some fellow bloggers put a lot of effort into creating a competition. A competition between bloggers, some of whom have become friends. A competition that sends some bloggers into a vote-recruiting frenzy, asking anyone who reads their blog to ‘help them win’. It has very little to do with the real jewels in the sand.

We are grateful to have been nominated for the second year running. The intent behind the nomination we are sure, came from a good place. However, we do not believe in the circus this competition creates. Like we have said many times before, your love, comments and smiles across the miles are more than reward enough.

see these waves
channel a lagoon of dreams
when the gorse blooms

© Xenia Tran

two whippets running through lagoon to the beach

To us, the notion that one blogger is better than another is absurd. We are all winners.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: iA, 1/200 s and Action, 1/800 s.

 

Daily Prompt: Farce

dVerse Poets: Open Link Night #196

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

Cairngorms National Park

 

Black whippet leaping across the beach at Loch Morlich

 

Loch Morlich

 

blue whippet crossing the bridge over Alt Ban

 

blue whippet at Loch Morlich

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Action, 1/800 s and iA, 1/200 s.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

Wordless Wednesday

 

Sijo: Wings Of Fur

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sea air and silt stir the surge to lurch into the speed of bliss
your feet kiss the sand in circles where each grain tells a story –
all I can hear is the song in your eyes, the spark in your smile

© Xenia Tran

blue whippet running on the beach

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: Action, 1/800 s.

 

dVerse Poets Tuesday Poetics: Sensory Play

(For an explanation of the form and another sijo feel free to read our earlier post ‘Sijo: On The Shore‘ )

Daily Prompt: Radiate